CASE: Private Residence - Logans Ferry, PA (follow-up)
INVESTIGATION DATE: 2/26/11
INVESTIGATORS PRESENT: Melanie, Nina, Carrie, Josh, & Bob
LUNAR CONDITIONS: Moon 32% full (Waning Crescent)
SOLAR CONDITIONS: Solar X-rays (normal), Geomagnetic field (quiet)
ABOUT THE LOCATION:
This private family home in Logans Ferry Heights Pennsylvania was once part of a mining community made up of workers from the Springdale Mine and their families. The Springdale Mine began operation circa 1920 and supplied coal to the Colfax Power Plant through a tunnel that went under the Allegheny River.
Steel Town Paranormal was contacted by the owner of the home, a single mother of three children, who was desperately seeking assistance in dealing with strange occurrences that seem to be targeting her and, in particular, her three year old son. Although there is no history of death in the home that could be directly tied to the coal mine, the previous owner of the home, an elderly gentleman named Bob, did pass away in the bathroom. Most of the activity reported in the home, however, seems to center around a closet in the second floor bedroom of the three year old boy and in the kitchen downstairs. The claims of activity include shadow sightings, feelings of being physically touched by an unseen presence, hearing unexplained voices, and a general feeling of heaviness or dread.
History of Logans Ferry and the Springdale Mine
During our initial investigation at this location, conducted on January 28, one of our IR cameras captured a very intriguing light anomaly in the closet of one of the home's second floor bedrooms. Shortly after one of our investigators, Josh, removed some items from the closet's top shelf, a strange light emerged from the closet, then quickly disappeared. One of our primary objectives during this follow-up investigation was to attempt to verify or debunk that video. The first thing we wanted to see was if the headlights of a passing vehicle could have created the light we captured. Although there were windows in the bedroom, they did not align with the closet in a way that would have allowed light to reflect off the closet door to recreate our light anomaly. We watched as several vehicles passed in both directions on the street outside and did not observe anything that even resembled the light on our video. We were also able to eliminate flashlights and all other applicable light sources as the cause of our light. While this certainly does not prove that what we captured was paranormal in nature, it does make us feel more comfortable putting it out there for others to view and debate. You can see the light anomaly we captured by clicking on the link to our You Tube video below.
As for our analysis of the data we collected during this follow-up investigation, unfortunately we did not discover any substantial audio, video, or photographic evidence that was deemed worthy of posting. There was, however, one very strange and significant incident that occurred in the kitchen on the first floor during the investigation. The mother of the homeowner, who was present during the investigation and who has experienced much of the reported activity in the home, was physically overcome by what she believed to be a spirit. In an apparent loss of consciousness, she fell to the floor and remained there for several minutes before she was able, with assistance, to get up and take a seat at the kitchen table. We had never witnessed a possession at any of our previous investigations and are somewhat skeptical about what occurred in this particular instance. We cannot, however, say for certain what exactly we witnessed of what caused it. This incident was captured in its entirety on video but, due to client confidentiality, we have chosen not to make it available to the public.